NHA Staff Naturalist Brad Josephs just returned from leading the first of two Natural Habitat nature adventures in China’s less traveled mountain country. These trips explore remote mountains and forests of Sichuan and the Tibetan Plateau, areas of China that are rarely seen by foreigners.
Brad is a remarkable photographer as you can see from the photos below. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Many people travel to China to see giant pandas, and it’s definitely the star of our China trips. Giant pandas are one of the most endangered species on the planet, and remote bamboo forests still harbor the few remaining giant pandas in the wild.
From Brad: “For me, the most exciting destination on these trips is a wild, undiscovered wilderness area in the Minshan Mountains, where we explore wild giant panda habitat, and view and photograph some of the world’s rarest wildlife. Although it was too dark for a photograph, the trip highlight for me was spotting an Asian hog-nosed badger on a night hike! We also saw takin, golden pheasant, Tibetan macaque, serow, reeve’s muntjac, wild boar, blue sheep, and masked palm civet!”
The last leg of our adventure is a journey through the Minshan Mountains and on to the Tibetan Plateau, experiencing Tibetan culture, astonishing scenery, and widespread wildlife.
For more info on our China adventures, visit The Wild Side of China: A Nature Odyssey.